George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 25 September 1780

To Major General Nathanael Greene

Hd Qrs Robinson’s House
25 Sepr 1780—½ After 7 OClock. P.M.

Dr Sir

I request that You will put the Division on the left in motion as soon as possible, with orders to proceed to Kings ferry where or before they will be met by further Orders. The Division will come on light, leaving their heavy baggage to follow. You will also hold All the Troops in readiness to move on the shortest notice. Transactions of a most interesting nature & such as will astonish You have been just discovered.1 I am Dr sir With the most perfect regard Yr Most Obt st


Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For Greene’s reply to GW, see Document V.

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